Archive for the ‘New Kits / Products’ Category

Arduino + RFID = RFIDuino

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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RFID is fun. There is just something magical about swiping a tag in the air and reading information from it. Suddenly you want to tag all the things! The RFIDuino is an Arduino shield that makes learning and implementing RFID super easy. The RFIDuino Basic Starter Kit gives you everything you need to get started with the RFIDuino, Geekduino, mounting hardware, and a variety of different RFID tags. Check out our step by step tutorials which walk you through getting started and teach basic output and wireless reading. You can be experimenting with RFID in no time and start tagging all the things!

RFID Tutorials

New and Improved RobotGeek Joystick

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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The new RobotGeek Joystick is here! We wanted more range of motion for our joysticks so we had a custom tall stick made. Each joystick now comes with both options. You can use the standard mushroom top or use the taller 5cm stick to add both range of motion and better resolution control. We had the sticks made to build better control panels for our robot arms, so keep an eye out for that upgrade coming soon.

RobotGeek Gripper

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Introducing our new RobotGeek Gripper! This robot gripper packs a lot of features into a small package. A large 6cm gripping area, adjustable finger tips, geared down ratio for strength, a strong wrist servo, and light weight make this gripper a great solution for a wide range of projects. The included base mount allows builders easily to mount the gripper on the Geekbot rover or any RobotGeek project using the standard 1 X 1 cm grid.

If you need force feedback add a 0.5″ FSR to your project! If you need a whole robot arm check out the RobotGeek Snapper Arm!

RobotGeek Airsoft M74DP Mount Kit

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Introducing the RobotGeek Airsoft M74DP Mount Kit! Everyone always wants to shoot stuff with their robots, but hacking together a DIY Airsoft solution can be very time consuming. This kit provides an out of the box solution for adding an Airsoft gun to any robot project. The kit comes with everything you need and multiple mounting solutions. Check out the overview video below.

Introduction Video for the RobotGeek Snapper Arm

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

If you haven’t heard yet, the RobotGeek Snapper Arm is out. The Snapper is a great hobby/educational arm which merges the worlds of Arduino and robotics. The Snapper has 29cm of reach, a sturdy slewing bearing base, Geekduino controller, and a manual control panel. Did we mention the Snapper has an all black sexy design too? He does!

Here is Kyle giving a quick overview of the Snapper Robot Arm.

RobotGeek Pumping Station

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Introducing the RobotGeek Pumping Station. A neat tidy box that gives you everything you need to add pumping air or liquid to your Arduino projects. Great for barbots, refilling pet bowls, plant watering, refilling aquariums, or DIY squirt guns. The RobotGeek Pumping Station has an internal relay to run the pump, a manual override button for easy priming and cleaning, a DC jack for easy wiring, and external access to all ports and connectors so you don’t have to take it apart ever.

The pump self primes and does not have back flow when shutting off. That means it can pour accurate amounts of liquid because the liquid doesn’t run back up the tubing when the pump shuts off. Great for barbot applications. At 6 volts it pumps 0.8L/m and at 12 volts it does 1.2L/m.

We also carry food safe tubing to work with the Pumping Station. It is made of soft silicone so it is very easy to work with and conforms nicely to any curve or tight space.

Introducing New RobotGeek Products

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

RobotGeek is the new brand of robotic kits and accessories from Trossen Robotics. The RobotGeek system is designed to be easy to build, wire, program and modify. Modular parts like the Panning Range Kit and the Pan and Tilt Kit can easily attach to boards like the GeekBot and the RobotGeek Workbench. The RobotGeek I/O Boards are on the same 1 centimeter hole pattern, so adding them to your robots is a snap!

Check out our latest video detailing sone of the awesome new products.

New Product: Desktop RobotTurret V3

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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The new Desktop RobotTurret V3 is finally here! This Robot is a great way to get started with the world of Arduino and robotics. Using our example code, you can get up to speed in no time, and soon you’ll be programming custom behaviors into your robturret.

Features of the new RoboTurret include:

-New RobotGeek Servos give the RoboTurret 2x the torque
-Improved mounting frames make the RoboTurret easier to build and more dependable
-Arduino Compatible Geekduino board and RobotGeek Sensor Shield make wiring simple and clean
-Each kit comes with a RobotGeek Joystick and a RobotGeek Pushbutton for easy control
-Optional Nunchuk and Vision tracking kits give you multiple control options

For more information check out the Product Page and the new RoboTurret video

2 New DYNAMIXEL PROs and New Frames!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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There are 2 new DYNAMIXEL PROs ready for order – the H42-20-S and the H54-200-S . Along with the H54-100-S , the entire line of ‘H’ series DYNAMXIEL PROs are available. These three servos sport some serious torque (5.6 – 39.131 Nm) and some amazing resolution (304,000-502,000 steps/turn).

In addition to the new servos, ROBOTIS has released 8 new frames for the DYNAMIXEL PRO line. Now it’s even easier to build around the DYNAMIXEL PROS!

Call us at 1-877-898-1005 for pricing and delivery information on the DYNAMIXEL PROS.

Air and Liquid Pumps and Tubing and Relays… Oh My!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Winter is coming! Time to head indoors and that means it is time to build some stuff. And by stuff we mean bar bots for Xmas parties and auto plant watering bots for your long trips to the Bahamas. We have all the parts you need, so get started people.

First up, our large liquid pump. This pump can do 2 liters/minute and has a self priming height of 2 feet at 12V. It is a strong pump that can handle moving a lot of liquid.

 

 

If you don’t need that much power, check out our small liquid / air pump. At half the size and with less noise this pump still can move up to 0.8 liters a minute at 6V.

 

 

 

If you need more accuracy for pumping specific amounts of liquid, such as in a bar bot, then you can add a solenoid valve inline with the pumps. Placing a solenoid valve near the pouring point at the end of the tubing stops the liquid from running back up the line after the pump is turned off. This helps create more accurate pours. A perfect drink is important to the high class lady or gentleman.

 

 

You will need tubing of course! We stocked the perfect tubing to match our pumps and solenoids. Our silicone tubing is food safe, soft, flexible, and the 3.5mm inside diameter makes a perfect tight fit on all our pumping accessories.

 

 

You will need a way to turn your pumps on and off from your arduino or microcontroller. Our RobotGeek Relay board is perfect for the job.

 

Lastly, you will need some power supplies. Head on over the the power supply section to pick up some 6V or 12V power supplies. You can also pickup a female pigtail to avoid cutting up the power supply cable.